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Pariṇāmanā is a Sanskrit term which may be rendered in English as "merit transference" though in common parlance it is rendered as "dedication".[1] The Pariṇāmanā or 'dedication' is a standard part of Buddhist spiritual discipline or practice where the practitioner's accumulation of merit (S. puňya) is transferred to all sentient beings.

Nomenclature and etymology[edit]

Pariṇāmanā (Devanāgarī: परिणामना "transformation; bringing to full development". Tibetan: bsío ba).

Sevenfold Highest Practice[edit]

In Buddhism, Pariṇāmanā is " aspect of the Sevenfold Highest Practice". The Sevenfold Highest Practice is an English rendering of Saptavidhā Anuttarapūjā (Devanāgarī: सप्तविधा अनुत्तरपूजा; Tibetan: bla na med pa'i mchod pa rnam pa bdun).


  1. ^ Gäng, Peter and Wetzel, Sylvia (editors)(2004). Buddhist Terms Multilingual Version. Buddhist Academy Berlin Brandenburg. Source: [1] (accessed: December 19, 2007)

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